The book of Acts shows us the story of the gospel advancing around the world. The good news is preached and churches are planted. Along the way, however, we read of various internal issues the church leaders face.

One of them appears in Acts 6. The Greek-speaking widows aren’t being cared for adequately, so pastoral steps are taken in order to give attention to their needs. Spirit-filled servants are appointed for this task; the widows receive proper care; the unity of the church is protected; ministry is shared; and the apostles continue to spend most of their time praying and preaching the Word (Acts 6:4, 5:42).

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